You’re Doing Mattress Shopping All Wrong: Let’s Fix that for You | Jerome's Furniture

You’re Doing Mattress Shopping All Wrong: Let’s Fix that for You

You have probably heard the saying that we spend around one-third of our lives asleep. That's because sleep is critically important for our health. So all that tossing and turning you do all night is not just annoying — it can actually have a negative effect on your physical and emotional well-being. One of the best ways to ensure you're getting a good night of rest is by having a high-quality mattress that's right for your body and your sleeping style. Here's just what you should be looking for in a mattress.

Just Like Eye Glasses, Everybody Needs a Specific Mattress That “Fits” Them Best

Mattress sizes may be the same — for instance, a queen mattress should have the same width and length so matter which style you buy — but the innards of the mattress can be very different. When shopping for a new mattress, it should fit your specific sleeping style. 

For instance, you may want to choose a mattress based on whether you sleep on your back, stomach, or side. Also, your age is also an important factor when shopping for a new mattress. Like it or not, our muscle mass tends to drop a bit as we get older, so this means a mattress with softer support will feel a lot better than one that is super firm — you can leave those to the young whippersnappers. Another factor that “weighs” into this decision — bad pun fully intended — is how much you tip the scales. Generally speaking, a heavier body will perceive a mattress as being softer than a lighter person. 

What do all of these points mean? That mattress shopping is not a one-size-fits-all approach, so you should definitely come on into our showroom and take the time you need to lie down on many mattresses — in the way that you normally sleep — to see and feel the difference.

A Bad Mattress Could Be Affecting Your Health

If you wake up tired and achy in the morning instead of rarin’ to go — well, after that first cup o’ joe that is — your mattress could very well be to blame. A definite clue that your mattress is causing your back pain is when and how long your discomfort occurs. If the pain is there when you first get up and a few good stretches and being up and about for 15-30 minutes will help it go away, chances are good the mattress is to blame. 

This discomfort that you feel in the morning can also interfere with your Zzz’s during the night. In a perfect world, your mattress should let you sleep deeply so you can enter REM sleep. However, if you have an uncomfortable old mattress, your body will have trouble making it into these deeper levels of sleep.

Also, if you find yourself tossing and turning to find a comfy position, or you end up rolling right into your partner, these are also pretty clear signs from the Mattress Universe that it’s time to head to Jerome’s to shop.

Why Investing in a “Premium” Mattress Is a Smart Move

There are definitely cases where saving money is a wise shopping strategy. Mattress shopping isn’t one of them. Although you might be enticed by the lower prices on those off-the-rack mattresses, these cheaper models rarely maintain their fit, and you’ll end up replacing them much faster than a higher quality mattress with a higher price tag. 

When you head out to go mattress shopping, please remember that a premium mattress dealer (like us!) will happily conduct a mattress fitting for you. Yes, we want you to take your time and try out as many mattresses as you like, but you can also use our Jerome’s Complete Fit process first — done by one of our friendly and knowledgeable Certified Bedding Associates — to guide you to what might be the best match. Our mattress fittings are completely free, and they will help ensure you're buying a mattress that's the perfect match to your age, weight, body type, and sleep style.

At Jerome’s, We Pride Ourselves on Selling Comfort and a Good Fit

If you are tired — literally and figuratively — of your achy back and feeling groggy all day long, we warmly invite you to head into the closest Jerome’s showroom to check out our great selection of mattresses. Prior to coming in, check out our selection online to browse our vast inventory and price points so you know what to expect. After you visit and are fitted for the proper mattress, you will be pleasantly surprised at how much better your nights will be.